26 NJDevil 2 weeks ago Ruger, I definitely agree that In Step was his best album for the exact reasons you stated. Also, one doesn’t need to search hard to find the multitude of great admiration from those that were his blues guitar playing mentors. Eric Clapton was floored by Stevie and the comments from people like B.B. King, Albert King, and Buddy Guy are a few that saw him as “ the one” to have the torch passed to.Dave, I have to admit I cried too. My mom bought me “Couldn’t Stand the Weather” and she died in May of ‘90 .....only a few months before Stevie. The man who helped me escaped the sadness dying also was a double hit.